Questions Answered by John Cannon

Q: What can my niece do to get her child support that the judge ordered.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Child Support for Oklahoma on
Answered on Sep 20, 2018
John Cannon's answer
She needs to seek enforcement through the court with the assistance of counsel.

Q: Charged with obstruction of an officer and tased because I was walking to my house after coming home to several authorit

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Jul 27, 2018
John Cannon's answer
You need to speak to a defense attorney about your rights and the process. Excessive force cases have a high standard due to qualified immunity. You should discuss that with a qualified attorney as well.

Q: How do I dismiss a domestic violence case. Can I make a affidavit of non prosecution?

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Jul 24, 2018
John Cannon's answer
The District Attorney’s Office has discretion on how they handle your case. You and your husband need the assistance of an attorney who handles domestic violence cases.

Q: How much time does chain of command have to initiate a statement of charges?

1 Answer | Asked in Military Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Jul 12, 2018
John Cannon's answer
You need legal assistance office or a retained attorney to assist you in your FLIPL rebuttal. Not having a signed hand receipt for government property is potentially a valid defense.

Q: What does "it is a defense to prosocution" mean? Specifically in §21-1289.18 D.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Jul 4, 2018
John Cannon's answer
You need to speak to an experienced criminal defense attorney in Texas, if that is the location of the case at issue.

Q: Can my child's dad take him out of state if no legal papers have been signed?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Oklahoma on
Answered on Jul 4, 2018
John Cannon's answer
He does not have the authority to take the child out of state. You should mutually or independent initiate a paternity suit in Oklahoma with the assistant of counsel.

Q: My 20 yr old grsndson has been in trouble several times for fights now hes being charged with 1st degree burglary

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Jun 29, 2018
John Cannon's answer
Burglary charges do carrry prison time in Oklahoma, along with all other felony charges. Your family needs experienced criminal defense counsel.

Q: Will this effect me since I want to be a police

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Jun 11, 2018
John Cannon's answer
You need to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney licensed in the state you were arrested. He/she may be able to assist you in resolving the case without negatively impacting your chances of becoming a CLEET certified officer.

Q: Is jail time mandatory for a second DUI?

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Oklahoma on
Answered on Jun 8, 2018
John Cannon's answer
Jail time is not mandatory for a second DUI; however, it is difficult to obtain a probationary sentence without an attorney fighting for you. You should contact an attorney for assistance.

Q: trafficking & gun charges in someones house,but nothing found on me. someone put my id in a purse with bags of marijuan

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Jun 1, 2018
John Cannon's answer
The prosecution has to prove you had dominion and control over the substances in order possession them; however, possession may be actual or constructive under Oklahoma law. The government has the burden, but you need an experienced attorney to fight for your rights.

Q: Can I get a court order to establish paternity?

3 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on May 25, 2018
John Cannon's answer
Yes, you’re entitled to an answer to that question and the Court can order the test. You need an attorney to assist you through the process.

Q: I was recently detained in my local Wal-Mart, by a deputy who proclaims I was "shoplifting". I didn't steal anything!!!!

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on May 17, 2018
John Cannon's answer
In Oklahoma shoplifting requires taking the property past the final point of sale, the register, you need to hire an attorney to assist you.

Q: Can you refuse to take a breathalyzer test?

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Oklahoma on
Answered on May 12, 2018
John Cannon's answer
You can refuse to take a breathalyzer; however, it will have an negative impact on your driver’s license and potential impact on a criminal case.

Q: If you have a deferred sentence from drugs and your and years deferred are finished are you considered a felon

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on May 3, 2018
John Cannon's answer
No, you are not a felon. Your case should be dismissed, which you can verify through the court clerk. At a later time you can seek an expungement of the case.

Q: Friend fought this 15 years ago but missed a court date, he just now got arrested.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on May 2, 2018
John Cannon's answer
You’re friend will need to hire an attorney to represent him. I am accepting new clients.

Q: How do you get an ignition interlock for your car?

2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI for Oklahoma on
Answered on Apr 28, 2018
John Cannon's answer
You can search online, google, bing, etc. for a certified interlock company and make an appointment to have the device installed on your car.

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